Category Archives: Wives of Henry VIII

Katherine Parr, Queen of England

After the disastrous marriage to Catherine Howard, Henry probably just wanted a wife who could nurse him through his various ailments and not cause him any trouble. Henry did not actively seek a wife at this time but he was … Continue reading

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Catherine Howard, Queen of England

Of all of Henry VIII’s six wives, the most beautiful was probably the nubile Catherine Howard. Henry called her his “rose without a thorn”. But she was also a silly creature who had no idea how her behavior affected others … Continue reading

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Anne of Cleves, Queen of England

Poor Anne of Cleves was sitting at the home of her brother the Duke of Cleves, minding her own business when who do you think came calling? King Henry VIII of England. He sent his trusted and favorite painter, Hans … Continue reading

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Jane Seymour, Queen of England

After all the storm and drama of Henry VIII’s first two marriages, his third marriage to Jane Seymour seems almost serene. After a prolonged effort to divorce his first wife and a definitive, far reaching split from the Catholic Church … Continue reading

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Anne Boleyn, Queen of England

We heard about Anne Boleyn in our post about Catherine of Aragon. Anne has the distinction of being the first Queen Consort to be beheaded and because of her, the course of ecclesiastical history in England changed forever. Anne’s exact … Continue reading

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